Have you ever gone somewhere expecting to take some amazing photos only to get there and be so uninspired you don’t even take your camera out of your bag? It can happen for so many reasons and to most of us at one point or another. The important thing is to not beat yourself up over it but find ways to break through this undesirable condition. Here are a few reasons why it’s happening.
We all get stuck in a creative rut from time to time. And when that happens, there are many different ways to spark our creativity again. Inspiracles presents you a really fun one, and it’s called Photography Inspiration Cards. It’s a set of 56 flashcards that will help you learn photography, be creative, and find lots of shooting inspiration.
We’ve shared some of Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda’s work with you before (here too). But their work is too good not to share again! This duo shares a creative vision and turns ordinary things around us into creative photographic stories. They turn even the plainest, dullest façade into fun conceptual photos.
We shared with you some photos by Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis before. The Spanish photographer duo is fun, playful, and creative, and so is their work. While they often combine architecture with portrait photography, this series is a tiny bit different. Using nothing but some simple props, Anna and Daniel create conceptual photos to make you look twice and put a smile on your face.
I just love those moments when I scroll through my Facebook feed and a beautiful photo stops me in my tracks. This is exactly what happened when I saw this image by Robbie Harvey. So, I reached out to him wanting to hear more about it. I was impressed to hear that it was taken in a single shot, and Robbie agreed to share more details about his photo with DIYP readers.
There are days when you just don’t feel like it’s worth picking up a camera and going out to shoot. It’s cloudy, dull and grey. Nothing is happening. Well, these boring days could actually be the most important for you as a photographer. In this great video, Adrian of aows will elaborate on that and convince you to just go out and shoot.
One does not think during creative work, any more than one thinks when driving a car. But one has a background of years – learning, unlearning, success, failure, dreaming, thinking, experience, all this – then the moment of creation, the focusing of all into the moment. – Edward Weston
Creativity is, in some respects, intangible. It does not have a physical form. It cannot be distilled and sold in bottles. It cannot be summoned at will, and if it does happen to show its face, there is no guarantee that it will stick around.
Creativity is elusive and as such, is one of the pinnacles of photographic achievement.
Many photographers will ask after its whereabouts, and how it might fashion them a personal style, vision, or voice.
Slovak photographer Michal Zahornacky creates surrealistic mood in his photos, and he does it all in camera. Once again, he has brought together realistic and abstract. In the series he named Curves, he has turned ordinary portraits into amazing abstract, painting-like photos. And instead of using Photoshop, he used only some water and achieved these amazing effects entirely in camera.
In December 2014 I decided that I wanted to practice shooting the night sky in order to expand my photography skills. Of course I made every possible mistake. My compositions were completely off, I severely underexposed or blew out the sky and the images were not sharp.